Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wow, what a difference a week makes! Last week I was very demoralized because I couldn't control my eating. This week, I added fish to my lunch and dinner and am trying to drink a lot more water. One or two days, I even got close to that 8 cups per day mark. These two changes seem to make a big difference. I think it's what I needed.
On Friday, I went to my gym to lift weights. They sell homemade bread there (go figure) and I picked up a load and some rolls for my husband and children. I promise it will be the LAST time I do that until I reach goal weight because I ate HALF of the bread and rolls! OK, I'm still learning. Two steps forward, one step back - but it's still progress.
So, when Tuesday arrives and I weight myself, I won't be surprised to learn that I haven't lost any weight - due to my bread binge. But I do know that I can avoid that bread.
I've been running a lot this week. Well, I think that's a relative term. I've run 11 miles this week. Which is 11 miles more than I've been running. And I lifted weights three times this week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). During my Saturday run, I ran a bit faster than I did last week. Progress.
I'm in the process of making a vision board. So I'm printing out photos - mainly from pinterest - to paste on the board. One in particular caught my eye. It says that if you want to lose a pound a week, then you need to burn 500 calories a day (or a mix of calories and eating to equal 500 calories/day). Wow, I think I can do that! Or come close to it. So that's really my newest goal - to reduce my eating/burn calories to equal 500 calories per day.
One day I'll see the scale move. I know it...